North Brewing Taproom – Birmingham

Bowman Riley designed the interiors for a new bar and taproom for the independent craft brewer, North Brewing Co in the Colmore business district in central Birmingham.

We have been working with Leeds-based North Brewing Co for the past few years, supporting their expansion plans, including Springwell, their new multi-million-pound brewery and taproom located in a former tannery in Leeds.

North Brewing Co chose Birmingham as their first venue outside their home county of Yorkshire and their ninth bar in total.

We initially accompanied the client on a site visit to No1 Snowhill, a large commercial office building in the centre of the buzzing Birmingham metropolis. A small commercial unit had become available, which met the client’s brief in terms of location, size and appearance for their taproom concept.

Working closely with the client team, we provided a full concept design for the unit, taking the essence of their first taproom bar in Leeds and applying it to the new space. The scheme consists of an open-plan bar with a street food kiosk and an external terrace. The taproom needed to accommodate 24 draught lines, including 18 lines of keg beer, showcasing North’s ever-evolving range of core brews and specials.

Once agreed, we developed the scheme into a full detailed construction package. We managed a competitive tender to provide our client with the recommendation of contractors to deliver the project.

SH Projects delivered the project on time, and the taproom opened to great fanfare in the city.

Images credit Alex Millhouse-Smith, North Brewing Co